Government

Open source technologies, communities, and methodologies are playing an increasingly important role in international governments and policy-making.

Digital archaeology and open source

The Digital Index of North American Archaeology ( DINAA ) project is an index of linked open data citations and ontological connections that cross-...Read more

Federal Trade Commission nears final step in launching Patent Assertion Entities study

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is finally on the cusp of its long-anticipated study to examine the harmful effects of Patent Assertion Entities (...Read more

Patent reform legislation takes a pause (for the moment)

Late last month, as you’ve likely read by now, the US Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) abruptly pulled consideration of a legislative patent reform...Read more

New state laws target patent trolls

Patent reform may have stalled this year at the federal level, but patent trolls may soon find their actions curtailed by a number of patent abuse...Read more

How to treat government like an open source project

Open government is great. At least, it was a few election cycles ago. FOIA requests, open data, seeing how your government works—it's arguably...Read more

City of Vienna increasingly turns to open source

The administration in the Austrian capital, Vienna, is expanding its use of open source solutions, including on its workstations, because of new...Read more

Two obstacles we can hurdle for better open data adoption

Not long ago, the working definitions of "open government" and "open data" barely overlapped. Open government was all about holding up government to...Read more

Two Texas police officers use open data to transform fugitive capture

Simply put, the Code for America (CfA) Accelerator changed our company’s future. We had been on track for increasing sales and product development,...Read more